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^TOP^ Air Bags

November 19, 1997
Remarks by Secretary Slater at Press Conference Announcing Air Bag On-Off Switches (Washington, DC -- November 18, 1997)

November 19, 1997
DOT Announces New Policy for Air Bag on On-Off Switches (11/18/97)

September 2, 1997
How Effective in Preventing Death and Injury Are Safety Belts and Air Bags?

August 10, 1997
Automotive Engineering Describes Effectiveness of Restraints and Air Bags in Preventing Injuries to Children

April 27, 1997
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Requests Air-Bag Survivor Stories

February 1, 1997
NHTSA Issues Final Rule; Proposes Two Changes to Reduce Air Bag Dangers: DOT Press Release, December 30, 1996

February 1, 1997
NHTSA Announces Comprehensive Plan to Improve Air Bag Technology and Reduce Air Bag Dangers: DOT Press Release, November 22, 1996

February 1, 1997
Insurance Institute Video Describes Steps to Airbag Safety


^TOP^ Bicycles/Motorcycles

October, 2000
Illinois County Granted Summary Judgment--Injured Bicyclist Was Permitted, Not Intended, User of Bridge; Dissent Argues Decision Will Discourage Making Roads Safer for Bicycles

July, 1999
Maryland Court Reverses Summary Judgment; Jury Must Decide Concrete Plant's Liability for Gravel at Entrance Where Motorcyclist Crashed

January 1, 1998
Washington Bicyclist's DUI Conviction Overturned

August 10, 1997
Washington State Study Focused on Bicycle-Collision Statistics from 1988-1993

July, 1997
Over-Application of Pavement Crack Seal May Be a Hazard to Motorcyclists

June 4, 1997
Q&A: Helmet Use Laws

June 1, 1997
Bicyclist Did Not Prove Connecticut Town Knew Grate was Hazardous

June 1, 1997
Louisiana DOTD Liable for Not Warning Bicyclists of Danger on Bridge; Bicycle Manufacturer's Warnings Found Adequate

May 28, 1997
Motorcycles Fatality Facts


^TOP^ Bridges

July, 1999
Bridge Deck Repairs: Time is of the Essence

November, 1997
Researchers Describe a Method for Managing Bridge Infrastructure

October, 1997
Iowa Field Study Documented Successful Heat-Straightening Repair of a Steel Bridge by In-House Personnel

October, 1997
Sealers Shown to Lengthen the Service Life of Concrete Bridges Exposed to Chloride

October 1, 1997
Ohio Defendants Owed No "Special Duty" When Vandal Dropped Road Construction Debris Off Bridge; Third-Party Criminal Action Was Intervening Cause

October 1, 1997
Ohio DOT Negligent in Failing to Install Fencing on Freeway Overpass in a Timely Manner


^TOP^ Drainage

March, 1998
Pavement Subsurface Drainage Systems

August, 1997
Tires: A New Source for Culvert Pipe


^TOP^ Environmental Factors

May, 2001
Audubon Publishes Article on Environmental Dangers of Roadway Salt

November, 2000
Integrating Ecology with Practical Roadside Maintenance by Kathryn Jensen

October, 1998
State DOTs and Watershed Management Agencies Collaborate on Planning

February, 1998
UDOT's Salt-Detention Basin Design Meets EPS's Permeability Criteria

January, 1998
National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis of Highway Practice 228: Reduced Visibility Due to Fog on the Highway, A Synthesis of Highway Practice

December, 1997
Quantifying the Impacts of Road Construction on Wetlands Loss: Final Reports

December, 1997
National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 226: Remediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Soil

November, 1997
Designing Highway Culverts That Do Not Impede the Movements of Resident Fish Species

September, 1997
Survey Finds State DOTs Feel Biodiversity Is a New Issue in Transportation Development Projects


^TOP^ Guardrails/Median Barriers

December, 2001
Factual Issues of Design Immunity to Be Decided by a Jury; California Court Remands Guardrail Case

January 1, 1998
New York Found Negligent in Failing to Install Guardrails


^TOP^ Human Factors

October, 1999
The Dark Side of Nighttime Driving

August, 1999
"Road Rage" on the Rise, AAA Foundation Reports

December 1, 1997
Motor Vehicle Crashes Are the Third Leading Cause of Death for Hispanic Americans

April 30, 1997
Cell Phone Use May Raise Collision Risk (from March 22, 1997 Status Report of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

April 1, 1997
Characteristics of Drivers Who Carry Passengers in the Back of Pickups

March, 1997
Addressing Human Factors and Injury Accidents Through the Safety Management System

March 1, 1997
Looking Back--FHWA Administrator Wrote about Human Factors and Engineering Safety Considerations

February 1, 1997
Coping with Driver Fatigue


^TOP^ Impaired Drivers

July 19, 1997
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Publishes Annual Report on Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Crashes

February 1, 1997
Maryland Man Amazed, Angered by Piles of Beer Cans Littering Roadside

February 1, 1997
Courts Getting Tough on Drinking Drivers


^TOP^ Maintenance

August, 2001
Nebraska County Liable for Lack of Proper Warning about Maintenance Machinery in Travel Lane

November, 2000
Wisconsin Court Reverses Summary Judgment; Edge Dropoff Case Remanded for Consideration of County's Negligence

September, 2000
Passenger Receives Maximum Allowable Award from Tennessee County for Injury Resulting from Edge Dropoff

October, 1999
Meeting the Customers' Needs for Safer, Smoother Roads

October, 1999
Court Affirms Decision Not to Grant Immunity to Minnesota County When Gravel on Roadway Caused Motorcyclist's Fall and Injuries

September, 1999
On the Road Again: Western Maintenance Tour

July, 1999
Louisiana DOTD Found Negligent in Not Maintaining Safe Shoulder Slope, Not Liable for Driveway on Private Property

December, 1998
Ground-Penetrating Radar Hits the Streets and the Bridge Decks

December, 1998
Kansas DOT Works to Increase Customer Satisfaction

May, 1998
Rural Roads and Bridges: A Comprehensive Analysis

April, 1998
Synthesis of Highway Practice 242: Trenchless Installation of Conduits Beneath Roadways

April, 1998
Wisconsin Reports an Innovation in Sign Repair

December 1, 1997
Iowa City Liable for Collision with Disabled Machinery on Highway

September, 1997
Tractor-Mounted Shoulder Reclaimer Works Well and Saves Money

July 19, 1997
State of Indiana Negligent Where Dust from Shoulder Cleaning Blinded Young Motorcyclist

June, 1997
Strategic Highway Research Program Reports on Pothole Repair Survey

May, 1997
Ohio City May Be Liable When Motorcyclist Not Warned of Stalled Front-End Loader on Roadway

April, 1997
Article Outlines Six Steps to Patching Potholes

April, 1997
Automated Pothole Patching--Better Patches for Less Money

April, 1997
Pothole Was Repaired after Louisiana Parish Notified of Hazard; Parish Not Liable Without Knowledge of Recurrence

April, 1997
Roadway Collapse Caused by Broken Water Main Was a "Special Defect": Texas City May Be Liable for Motorists' Injuries

February, 1997
"Pipe Bursting" Allows Replacing Pipes with Only Small Excavations in Roadway

February 1, 1997
New Jersey Tort Claims Act Allows Suit Against Public Entity When Existing Stop Sign Not Maintained


^TOP^ Management

November, 2000
Ideas for Stretching a Gravel Road Maintenance Budget

September, 2000
Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference Scheduled for December, 2000 in College Park, Pennsylvania

September, 2000
More Ideas for Sharing Road Work Costs by Tom Martin, Program Manager, Indiana LTAP

January, 2000
User from India Is "Wonderstruck" with the Information Available at USroads.com

December, 1999
Travelers Choose the Best Route Before They Hit the Road

March, 1999
Golf Carts Are Not Just for Recreation

January, 1999
"Coordinate"-ing Traffic Signs: How Johnson County Manages 9,000 Signs Using GIS/GPS Technology

November, 1998
Strategies for Solving Urban Transportation Problems in Developing Countries

August, 1998
New York Local Roads Program Explores the Training Potential of the World Wide Web

July, 1998
Technical Problems Produced Mixed Results in California Smart Call Box Study

July, 1998
Institutional Lessons Learned from Examining a California Smart Call Box Study

May, 1998
Chicago Study Focuses on Improving Traffic Management at Incidents on Urban Arterial Roadways

May, 1998
Occurrence of Secondary Crashes of Urban Arterial Roadways

February, 1998
NCHRP Synthesis of Highway Practices 245: Traffic Control Systems--Maintenance Management Practices

February, 1998
New Tools for Sign Management: Utah T2 Center Partners with Smart Map Systems LLC to Develop a User-Friendly Sign Management Program

August, 1997
Discussion of Sign Management Technologies

June, 1997
AASHTO Metrication Clearinghouse is On-Line

June, 1997
Systematic Process for Making Highway Improvement Decisions Gained Summary Judgment for Indiana County

March, 1997
Inventorying Highway Signs

February, 1997
Institute of Transportation Engineers Published Report on Road Safety Audits


^TOP^ Noise Barriers

August, 1999
NDOT Initiates Pilot Soundwall Program

December, 1997
Texas Researchers Survey Highway Noise-Barrier Practices

December, 1997
An Evaluation Process for Gypsum Sight and Sound Screens Could Serve As a Model for Future Evaluations

November, 1997
New Equipment Automates the Collection of Vehicle Noise Data

October, 1997
California Study Addresses Issues of Roadway Noise Control for the Benefit of Endangered Songbirds

October, 1997
Factors that Determine the Reduction in Property Values Caused by Traffic Noise


^TOP^ Occupant Restraints

July, 1999
Standard Safety Belt Enforcement

July, 1999
Child Passenger Safety

March 6, 1998
Analysis of Ejection in Fatal Crashes

February 24, 1998
Are Vehicle Restraints for Children Being Installed and Used Appropriately? Canadian Study Shows They Often Are Not

February 2, 1998
Press Release: Volvo Attacks a Painful, Expensive Problem: Whiplash

September 2, 1997
Nissan Liable When Defective Restraint System Contributed to Severity of Plaintiff's Injuries

September 2, 1997
Compliance with Federal Standards Did Not Relieve Child Restraint Manufacturer from Liability Under Common Law

July 25, 1997
Hawaiian Study Shows Child-Restraint Use Below National Average from 1986-1991

February 20, 1997
President Clinton Unveils New Universal Child Seat Attachment System to Make Installation Safer, Easier: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Press Release, Saturday, February 15, 1997

February 2, 1998
Characteristics of Drivers Involved in Crashes Resulting in Injury to Unrestrained Children


^TOP^ Older Drivers

April, 2001
U.S. Driver Licensing Renewal Procedures for Older Drivers

March, 2001
Grandparents! Buckle Those Kids!

February, 2001
Drivers 55 Plus: Self-Rating Form

February, 2001
Drivers 55 Plus: Suggestions for Improvement

January, 2001
Fatality Facts: Elderly

January, 2001
Young and Old Drivers Favor Curbs on Their Own Driving Privileges

March, 1999
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Publishes 1997 Statistics on Older Drivers

November, 1998
Speaking Up for Octogenarian Drivers

June 25, 1998
Missouri Court Requires Older Driver to Take Driving Skills Test

April 15, 1998
Older Population - Traffic Safety Facts 1996

April 9, 1998
Computer-Based Techniques Help Screen Older Drivers for Age-Related Declines in Driving Ability

August, 1997
Effects of Aging on Older Drivers

August, 1997
Vision and Driving Performance in Older Drivers

May, 1997
Judging the Gap

May, 1997
Elderly Drivers and the Comprehension of Traffic Signs

March, 1997
Licensing Older Drivers I

March, 1997
Licensing Older Drivers II

March, 1997
Licensing Older Drivers III

February 1, 1997
Improving Highways for Older Drive Use


^TOP^ Pedestrians

September, 2001
Safer Journey: Pedestrian Safety Awareness CD-ROM Training Now Available

March, 2001
Jury to Decide If District of Columbia Contractor Negligent Where Pedestrian Fell Through Walkway Boards Covering Trench

July, 2000
Court Maintains Michigan DOT Has Duty Only to Motorists or Pedestrians on "Improved Portion of the Highway Designed for Vehicular Travel"

January, 2000
New Mexico City Must Defend Against Claim that It Failed to Keep Sidewalks in Safe Condition for Use by Plaintiff in a Wheelchair

October 1, 1998
South Carolina DOT Owes Damages to Minor Pedestrian When Signal Interval Too Short for Safe Crossing

July 1, 1998
Research Shows Need for Countermeasures to Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities on Interstate Highways

February 2, 1998
Three-Second Head Start Gives Pedestrians Advantage at Intersections (IIHS)

November, 1997
Reactions of Visually and Physically Impaired Pedestrians to Detectable Warning Surfaces on Sidewalk Curb Ramps

November 1, 1997
City in New York Found Not Liable for Motorist's Fall in Municipal Parking Lot

November 1, 1997
State of Washington's Recreational Use Immunity Statute Upheld in Pedestrian's Death

October 1, 1997
Injured Montana Pedestrian Did Not Show Slippery Metal Cover on Sidewalk Was a Breach of Duty

October 1, 1997
Louisiana DOT Assigned Some Fault for Injuries to Worker Forced to Cross Highway from Parking Lot to Work

October, 1997
Study Compares Older and Younger Pedestrian Walking Speeds

Oct., 1997
Designing Traffic Signals to Accommodate Pedestrian Travel

August 10, 1997
Injury to Child Leaving Ice-Cream Truck Did Not Result from Dangerous Condition or Nuisance Created by California City

July, 1997
Planning and Designing Rail-Trails on Abandoned Rail Lines

May 12, 1997
New York Court Will Reconsider Allocation of Fault to Pedestrian Hit in Unmarked Crosswalk

May 12, 1997
Survey Measures Knowledge of Pedestrian Laws and Traffic Control Devices

May 12, 1997
Court to Decide if New Mexico Highway Department Should Have Foreseen Thirteen-Year-Old's Behavior in Crossing Urban Freeway

May 12, 1997
Does Enforcement of Pedestrian Right-of-Way Laws Increase Driver Compliance?

May 5, 1997
Pedestrian Fatalities on Interstate Highways: Characteristics and Countermeasures

April, 1997
Making Intersections Safer for Pedestrians

April, 1997
Researchers Study the Walking Speeds of Older Pedestrians


^TOP^ Risk Management

July, 1997
Legal Problems: The Liabilities of Roadside Maintenance

March 1, 1997
County Assumes No Duty by Assigning Police to State Intersections During Power Outage

March 1, 1997
Nebraska District Judge Comments on "Tort Reform"


^TOP^ Road Design

April, 2000
Louisiana Roadway Did Not Present an "Unreasonable Risk of Harm" in Fatal Crash Where Intoxicated Driver Went into Deep Ditch at Curve

January, 1998
Traffic Circle Design Criteria

January, 1998
Snow Road Enhancement by Deborah Diemand, Russ Alger, and Valeri Klokov

November, 1997
Maintenance Considerations in Highway Design

July, 1997
Report Compares Methods of Analyzing Ramp-Freeway Junctions

April 1, 1997
State Liable Where Expert Witnesses Show Curb Was a Hazardous Condition

February 2, 1998
Indiana County's Intersection Design May Be Negligent Even When It Conformed to Engineering Standards


^TOP^ Road Design/Sight Distance

August 10, 1997
Michigan City Immune from Liability When No Admissible Evidence Showed Intersection Was Unsafe

July, 1997
Simulated On-the-Road Emergencies Used to Test Stopping Sight Distance Assumptions


^TOP^ Road Surface

September, 2001
Missouri Court Affirms Award; DOT Had Duty to Improve Skid Resistance and/or Warn of Slippery Highway

April, 2001
Ultra-thin Whitetopping: The State-of-the-Practice for Thin Concrete Overlays of Asphalt

November, 2000
Injured Driver Need Not Know Why He Left Paved Roadway; Alabama County Must Defend Against Negligence Claim Based on Shoulder Edge Dropoff

September, 2000
Rural Residents Pitch in for Dust Control by Lisa Harris

June, 2000
Preventing Washboarding

June, 2000
Getting Rid of Washboards

October, 1999
Pavement Smoothness Tips from the King of the Asphalt Oval

August, 1999
Crack Sealing Benefits and Techniques

August, 1998
"Nevada Milepost" Publishes a Series of Articles on Concrete Pavements

June, 1998
Dust: Don't Eat It! Control It!

June, 1998
Questions and Answers: Road Dust Control with Soapstock--A Soybean Oil By-Product

April, 1998
Reclaiming Methods Show Varied Results

December, 1997
National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 386: Design and Evaluation of Large-Stone Asphalt Mixes

December 1, 1997
New York City Found Liable for Foreseeable Consequences of Road Defects

November, 1997
Forty-Eight State Survey Showed Pavement Skid-Resistance Evaluation Varied Considerably

August, 1997
New Dust Control Material Proves Itself

August, 1997
Questions with Answers from a Gravel Road Expert

August, 1997
Easy Ways to Use Waste Glass as Aggregate

August 10, 1997
County May Owe Duty to Intoxicated Driver and Deceased Passengers If Edge Dropoff Contributing Cause of Crash

April, 1997
Reclaiming Methods Show Varied Results

April, 1997
Sealing Cracks Extends Life of Asphalt Pavement

February, 1997
Army Corps of Engineers "Primer" Is a Good Source Booklet


^TOP^ Roadside Safety

June, 2001
Indiana Court Remands to Determine If County and/or Landowner Had a Duty to Remove or Modify Roadside Fencepost Struck in Fatal Intersection Crash

October, 2000
Narrow Shoulder, Excessive Slope, and Edge Dropoff Make Louisiana DOTD Liable for Driver's Paralyzing Injuries

March, 2000
Roadside Hazards

February, 2000
Rumble Strips: A Wake-Up Call for Drowsy Drivers

February, 2000
Mississippi Court Remands for Decision on Foreseeability of Negligent Driver Hitting Utility Pole; Four Judges File Dissenting Opinion

January, 2000
Quarry Has a Duty to Protect Motorists from Excavation Near Roadway; Indiana Court Affirms Denial of Summary Judgment in Driver's Death

November, 1999
Court Finds Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission Negligent in Not Removing Tree in Clear Recovery Zone

July, 1999
Making Roadsides Safer

August 1, 1998
Summary Judgment Reversed in Minnesota Edge Drop-Off Case

August 1, 1998
Shoulder Rumple Strips Proven Effective on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

March 6, 1998
IIHS: Fatality Facts: Roadside Hazards

July, 1997
Utility Company Must Keep Stored Poles Outside Roadside "Clear Recovery Area"

May, 1997
Roadside Slopes: A Major Contributor to Rollover Accidents

February, 1997
Low Volume Road Safety

February 1, 1997
New York Court Finds That Defective Shoulder Caused Death in Automobile Accident


^TOP^ Roadside Vegetation

January, 2001
County To Pay Damages When Fatal Crash with Police Vehicle Happens Where Intersection Sight Distance Was Blocked by Foliage

December, 2000
Illinois Case Remanded for Reconsideration of County's Duty to Remove Weeds Obscuring Pedestrian's View of Bridge's Edge

August 1, 1998
Pennsylvania Court Affirms Real Estate Exception to Commonwealth's Sovereign Immunity

August, 1998
The U.S. Park Service Hazard Tree Guidelines

April, 1998
New York County Found Liable for Not Maintaining Vegetation at Intersection


^TOP^ Safety

September, 2001
Bringing the Nighttime Road to Life

April, 2000
New Jersey User Thanks TranSafety for Battery Information

December, 1999
Questions & Answers: Daytime Running Lights

November, 1999
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Release Results of Harris Poll of Public Opinion on Highway Safety

December 17, 1997
NHTSA Warns About Risk of Fire While Filling Portable Gas Containers: DOT Press Release, January 6, 1997


^TOP^ Signs & Signals

October, 2001
Florida Defendants Get Retrial on Manslaughter Convictions Resulting from Deaths at Intersection Where Stop Sign Downed; Dissenting Judge Argues for Acquittal

July, 2001
When Stop Sign Was Downed Six Times in Seventeen Days, Texas DOT May Be Liable for Not Correcting Sign's Susceptibility to Vandalism

February, 2001
Court Remands for Consideration of Florida County's Duty to Replace Downed Stop Sign

September, 2000
Minnesota County Required to Post Warning Signs for Shoulder Dropoff

April, 2000
Louisiana DOTD Failed to Adequately Warn of Change from Four-Way to Two-Way Stop

December, 1999
Louisiana Parish Found Negligent
for Not Replacing Faded, Defaced Stop Sign

December, 1999
Burlington Northern Negligent in Grade Crossing Crash; Faded Stop Sign Part of the Problem

December, 1999
Virginia Driver Not Guilty of Reckless Driving When He Failed to See Faded, Obscured Stop Sign Before Fatal Crash

December, 1999
Faded Stop Sign and Lack of Active Warning Devices Ruled Not a Factor in Alabama Crash Where Motorist Could See the Tracks and the Signs Marking Crossing

August, 1999
Court Admits Expert's Testimony on Stop Sign Placement in Concluding Texas DOT Negligence Was a Proximate Cause of Fatal Crash

July 17, 1998
Texas "Vital Signs" Campaign Deemed Successful in Educating Drivers on Traffic Control Devices

July, 1998
California City Not Liable for Crash at Intersection Where Stop Sign Was Not Replaced

June, 1999
HITEC Concludes Plastic Stop Sign from ALL SIGN Products, Inc. Meets or Exceeds MUTCD Standards

April, 1998
Wisconsin Reports an Innovation in Sign Repair

February 2, 1998
Georgia DOT Not Immune from Liability for Intersection Control Devices

November, 1997
Virginia Motorists Favor Variable-Message Signs That Are Simple, Reliable, and Useful

November, 1997
DOTD Failed to Adequately Warn of Change from Four-Way to Two-Way Stop

November, 1997
How Effective Are Cross Traffic Warning Signs?

September, 1997
Understanding the Reasons for Needing to Improve Drainage

September, 1997
National Cooperative Highway Research Program Synthesizes Research on Changeable Message Signs (CMSs)

September 17, 1997
Those Informative Little Milepost Markers

May, 1997
Public Agencies Found Liable for Trap-Like Hazard at End of Dead- End Road and Misleading Route Sign on Highway

May, 1997
Study Surveyed How Well Kansas Motorists Understand Traffic Control Devices

April 1, 1997
Jury Will Decide If County Roadway Construction and Design Created a "Dangerous Condition"

March, 1997
Township Must Erect and Maintain Stop Signs Where Township Road Intersects State Road

March, 1997
Texas Liable for Injuries Caused by Rotating Traffic Light

March 10, 1997
Red-Light Violators: What Characteristics Do They Share?


^TOP^ Snow & Ice

October, 2001
Safety Alert for Salting of Railroad Crossings

July, 2001
Winter Maintenance Virtual Clearinghouse

July, 2001
MDSHA (Maryland State Highway Administration) Strategies for Winter Operations

April, 2001
Technology Helps ODOT Battle Winter Weather by Robin Grant

January, 2000
SAFEPLOW: Geared Up

March, 1998
Maryland Newsletter Defends Deicing and Shares Tips for Snow Crew Safety

March, 1998
Special Bulletin #26: Snow Removal

December 17, 1997
A New Substitute for Studded Tires?

December, 1997
Good Ideas from Winter Maintenance Workshops

December, 1997
Using Salt and Sand for Winter Road Maintenance

March, 1997
Winter Maintenance Technology Practices -- Learning from Abroad

March 1, 1997
Given Six Weeks' Notice, Is County Negligent for Failure to Remove Ice? It's a Question for the Jury

February, 1997
FHWA Field Tests Anti-Icing in 15 States: New Winter Maintenance Methods Look Promising

February, 1997
Prewetting with Salt Brine for More Effective Roadway Deicing

February, 1997
Iowa's Old-fashioned, Corny Snow Fences

February 2, 1998
New Jersey Court Finds City May Be Liable for Icy Patch on State Highway


^TOP^ Speed

April, 2000
Lower Speed Limits May Cause More Problems Than They Solve

July 17, 1998
Speeding Traffic Safety Facts 1996

November 1, 1997
Survey Investigates the Relationships Among Design Speeds, Operating Speeds, and Posted Speed Limits

October, 1997
Warnings Combined with Enforcement Can Reduce Speeding

September, 1997
Circles Slow Speeders on Residential Streets

September 3, 1997
Study Shows That Motorists Drive at Reasonable Speeds

April 30, 1997
Norway Finds Speed Cameras Help Reduce Injury Crashes (from March 22, 1997 Status Report of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

March 17, 1997
Photo Radar Slows Speeders: Ontario Publishes Results of Four-Month Preliminary Study

February, 1998
Photographic Traffic Law Enforcement


^TOP^ Statistics

July, 2000
A Few Amazing Facts about Transportation in the U.S.

April, 2000
Fatality Facts 1998: General

September, 1999
Questions & Answers: Urban Crashes

March, 1999
NHTSA Publishes 1997 Highway Injury and Fatality Statistics for Children

August 1, 1998
Ejection from Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes Is Increasing

June 25, 1998
Rural Areas - Traffic Safety Facts 1996

March 6, 1998
Overview Traffic Safety Facts 1996

February 2, 1998
Children - Traffic Safety Facts 1996

April 27, 1997
Young Children Most At-Risk in Off-Road Backing Fatalities


^TOP^ Traffic Control/Operations

May, 2001
Caution, Speed Bumps Ahead by Phyllis Orrick

September, 1999
Alaska Court Remands Case for Decision on Whether Airport Roadway Was Opened to Vehicles in a Negligent Manner

June, 1999
Did You Know? Congestion and Crashes

January, 1999
Traffic Calming in Kansas: Examples from Topeka and Manhattan

January, 1998
Neighborhood Traffic Calming: Seattle's Traffic Circle Program

January 1, 1998
Institute of Transportation Engineers Works to Define "Traffic Calming"

January 1, 1998
Traffic Calming in Australia, Canada, and Europe

October 15, 1997
Traffic Circles and Rotaries Slow Speeders and Expedite Traffic

October 15, 1997
Should Commercial Vehicle Traffic Lanes Be Restricted?

September, 1997
Rotary Intersection a Winner

June, 1997
Courtesy Patrol Saves Time and Money for Colorado Motorists

June 1, 1997
Young Children Most At Risk in Off-Road Backing Fatalities

March, 1997
Call Boxes in Freeway Medians?

February, 1997
Wyoming Adopts New Breakaway Gate for Winter Weather Road Closures


^TOP^ Trains/Railroad Crossings

December, 1999
RR Grade Crossing Fatalities Prompt ITS Project

July, 1997
Study Spotlights Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Warning Systems

March 24, 1997
Motorists Killed in Railroad Crossing Crashes: What Characteristics Do They Share?


^TOP^ Trucks/Combination Vehicles

May, 2001
Michigan DOT Found Negligent When Freeway Connector Ramp Design Causes Truck to Roll, Killing Driver

April, 2001
Lookout!! New Technology Prevents Blind-Spot Accidents

June, 2000
Fatality Facts 1998: Large Trucks

February, 2000
Axles to Grind: Driving Questions About the Limits to Place on Trucks Traveling Our Roads

September, 1999
A Crash Course in How to Steer Clear of Trucks

February, 1999
Indiana Study Shows Double-Trailer Vehicles Not Overinvolved in Crashes

February, 1999
National Crash Data Bases Underestimate Underride Statistics

July 17, 1998
Canadian and U.S. Truckers May Not Be Getting Enough Sleep

December, 1997
Oregon Study Looks at Potential Pavement Damage from High-Pressure Truck Tires and Single-Tired Axles

October, 1997
Large Trucks a Significant Factor in Major Freeway Incidents in Houston, Texas

September, 1997
University of Tennessee Hosts Large Truck Symposium

August, 1997
Truck Escape Ramps: Determining the Need and the Location

August, 1997
Appeals Court Reviews "Legal Duty" and "Discretionary Function" in Runaway Ramp Crash in Idaho

August, 1997
Study Discussed Characteristics of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs) in Relation to Roadway Design

June, 1997
Vehicle-Arresting Net Successfully Tested in France

May 28, 1997
Q&A: Large Trucks

February 1, 1997
Lime-Yellow Fire Trucks Safer Than Red: A Conclusion from Four Years of Data


^TOP^ Vehicles/Crashworthiness

September, 1999
Delaware Court Reverses Where Plaintiff Did Not Show Defective Seat Was Proximate Cause of Fatal Injuries

August, 1998
Injuries Associated with Hazards Involving Motor Vehicle Batteries

July, 1998
Injuries Associated with Hazards Involving Motor Vehicle Power Windows

April 9, 1998
Use of Adapted Vehicles by People with Disabilities Is Increasing

December 17, 1997
What Would Happen to Crash Injury Rates If Vehicles Were 100 Pounds Lighter?

November 1, 1997
The Effect of Decreases in Vehicle Weight on Injury Crash Rates by Ellen Hertz, Ph.D.

September 2, 1997
Status of Injury and Crashworthiness Consumer Information

July 25, 1997
Disconnect Vehicle Batteries Safely After a Crash (text of USDOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "Research Note"--April 1997)

June 24, 1997
Most Injuries from Vehicle Power Windows Are to Children

April 17, 1997
April 1997 Consumer Reports Rates New and Used Vehicles

April 17, 1997
Consumer Reports April Issue Helps Buyers Find a Safer Vehicle

February 1, 1997
Insurance Institute Publishes Vehicle Death Rate Comparisons for 1990-94


^TOP^ Wildlife/Animals June 25, 1998
Fences of Light May Help Deer and Motorists

June, 1998
Fence of Light Stops Deer

June, 1998
Florida Supreme Court Affirms that Livestock Owners Must Be Shown Negligent to Be Liable for Cow on the Road

April, 1998
Guidelines for Controlling Beavers and Preventing Roadway Damage

August, 1997
Swareflex Wildlife Warning Reflectors: One Preventive Measure for Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions from Tort Liability

July, 1997
Study Shows Problem of Vehicle-Wildlife Collisions Increasing

May 5, 1997
Spring and Fall High-Risk Seasons for Vehicle-Wildlife Collisions

May, 1997
Deer-Vehicle Collisions are Numerous and Costly. Do Countermeasures Work?

May, 1997
Roadside Wildlife Reflectors--Do They Work?

April, 1997
Guidelines for Controlling Beavers and Preventing Roadway Damage

March 1, 1997
Summary Judgment Granted: Montana Decision on Moose-Crossing Signs Subject to Immunity

February 1, 1997
Wandering Cow on Turnpike Is Dangerous Condition: Turnpike Commission Not Responsible for Cow


^TOP^ Work Zones

December, 2001
Alabama County Must Show a Jury That Four-Inch to Six-Inch Pavement Edge Dropoff Is a Reasonably Safe Condition

November, 2001
Ohio DOT Not Negligent; Edge Dropoff Within Work Zone Guidelines

November, 2001
Ohio Court Grants Summary Judgment to City; Seven-Inch Edge Dropoff in Repaving Project Not a Nuisance

August, 2000
Texas DOT Failed to Provide Adequate Warning of Edge Dropoff to Driver Killed in Work Zone

August, 2000
Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms State's Negligence Where Edge Dropoff in Work Zone Resulted in Fatal Crash

July, 2000
Work Zone Traffic Control Proves Hazardous for Trucker -- Settlement at Trial by Roy W. Anderson, P.E. Originally published in the May 1986 TranSafety Reporter

July, 2000
A Word from the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearing House

June, 2000
Woman Drives Around Barricades and into Excavation; Nebraska Supreme Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Contractor and Remands Case

June, 2000
Illinois Appeal Court Grants Widow Right to New Trial for Husband's Death in a Work Zone

March, 2000
Caltrans Updates Work Zone Standards by Roy W. Anderson, P.E.

March, 2000
County Commissioners Immune from Liability for Motorcyclist's Injuries Caused by Raised Pavement Edge in Colorado Work Zone

March, 2000
Texas Appeal Court Finds Contractor Grossly Negligent; Vehicle Collides with Crane Parked in Road

February, 2000
Work Zone Improvements by States -- TMA's, Bid Items, and 24-Hour Surveillance by Roy W. Anderson, P.E.

February, 2000
Illinois City Gets a New Trial in Work Zone Crash; Court Must Reconsider Allowing Evidence of Intoxication

February, 2000
Tennessee Plaintiff Files Suit Against Eight Public Employees

January, 2000
Training for Work Zone Safety by Roy W. Anderson, P.E.

January, 2000
Ohio Court Finds City Negligent Where It Failed to Meet Requirements in Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

December, 1999
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Release Results of Harris Poll of Public Opinion on Highway Safety

November, 1999
Temporary Pavement Markings and Work Zone Safety: A Forum

November, 1999
Traffic Control Plans: Safely Handling Dropoffs by Roy W. Anderson, P.E.

November, 1999
South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Manslaughter Conviction in Deaths of Two Highway Construction Workers

October, 1999
Contractor Found Negligent for Knowingly Allowing Subcontractor to Breach Safety Standards; Texas Case Remanded for Reconsideration of Award Amounts

August, 1999
Real-Time Information Reduces Accidents and Congestion in Work Zones

August, 1999
Montana Supreme Court Denies Summary Judgment Where Pavement Dropoff in Construction Zone May Have Caused Motorcycle Crash

June, 1999
Maryland Court Confirms Jury Award for "Pre-Impact Fright" in Fatal Crash Caused by Freeway Traffic Back-Up During Cable Repairs

June, 1999
Maryland Cable Company Liable for Death of Motorist in Traffic Back-Up; Requesting That Police Stop Traffic Was Insufficient Action When Freeway Closed for Cable Repairs

May, 1999
Improving Work Zone Standards by Roy W. Anderson, P.E.

May, 1999
Work Zone Accident Data--Substantial Improvements Needed Editorial comments by Roy W. Anderson, P.E.

May, 1999
Laborer Injured in Cave-In Gets New Trial; Missouri City Liable During Sewer Construction

May, 1999
Florida Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Work Zone Accident

May, 1999
Louisiana Not Liable for Man Injured in Construction Area While Aiding Stuck Motorist

April, 1999
Louisiana DOTD Liable for Bicyclist's Death in Work Zone

April, 1999
AASHTO Issues New Report on Accidents in Work Zones

April, 1999
Managing Work Zone Safety Editorial comments by Roy W. Anderson, P.E.

April, 1999
Louisiana DOTD Loses Appeal Because of Employee Failure to Warn of Temporary Obstruction

March, 1999
Appeals Court Declares Contractor Owes Special Duty in Work Zone Death

March, 1999
Louisiana DOTD Found Negligent in $2.6 Million Award

February, 1999
Expert's Testimony on Motorcycle Passenger's Death Creates a Question of Fact; Missouri Contractors Must Defend Construction Zone Lane Markings

February, 1999
Contractor Failed to Follow MUTCD Guidelines When Signing for Construction Zone Haul Road Controlled by Flaggers; Tennessee Appellate Court Confirms Contractor's Liability in Motorist's Death

July 1, 1998
Court Upholds Louisiana Motorist's Liability in Work Zone Edge Drop-Off Crash

July 1, 1998
South Carolina Court Affirms Jury's Assignment of Fault to DOT in Drop-Off Crash Injury

July 1, 1998
Research Shows Need for Countermeasures to Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities on Interstate Highways

June, 1998
Trucker Not Liable for Injury to Georgia DOT Employee When Lift Bucket Was Below Required Distance from Ground

May, 1998
Trucker Not Liable for Injury to Georgia DOT Employee When Lift Bucket Was Below Required Distance from Ground

April, 1998
Synthesis of Highway Practice 242: Trenchless Installation of Conduits Beneath Roadways

January 1, 1998
Court Allows Negligence Suit Against Maryland Construction Contractor in Injury of State Trooper

December 1, 1997
North Dakota Supreme Court Abolishes the Doctrine of State Sovereign Immunity

July 19, 1997
Minnesota Contractor and Subcontractor Had No Duty for Detour Route Outside Construction Zone

June, 1997
California Motorist Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for Road Workers' Deaths

June, 1997
City of Chicago May Be Negligent for Placement of Cones in Work Zone: Passenger Injured When Bus Forced Too Close to Pillar

April, 1997
Connecticut Truck-Mounted Attenuator Passed All Safety Requirements


^TOP^ Young Drivers

April, 2001
From Age 16 to 16 1/2

March, 2001
Teens Need More Sleep, Experts Say

December, 2000
Teenagers

December, 2000
Graduated Licensing

June, 1999
Graduated Licensing

June, 1999
Crash Risk Is Lower Among Teens Subject to Core Provisions of Graduated Licensing

August 14, 1997
North Carolina's Graduated Licensing Law Considered a Good Model

August 10, 1997
Can Graduated Licensing Lessen Risks for Young Drivers?

June 24, 1997
Graduated Licensing

Feb. 1, 1997
Drivers Voice Support for Zero Tolerance, Graduated Licensing: Parents of Teenage Children Voice the Strongest Support, Also Favor Driving Curfew


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